Father the Irrelevant Becomes Father the Underachieving

  • Wade C. Mackey
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)


By the time the 1970s arrived, America was undergoing some very basic shifts in its demographics. First and foremost, the birthrate—after the profusion of postwar baby boomers—continued its long-term downward trajectory and, in 1972, dipped below the replacement value of 2,100 children per 1,000 women. Given that the United States has stayed below the 2.1 (children per woman) figure ever since, this dip appears to be permanent.


Child Care Parenting Style Parental Leave Child Care Time Maternal Leave Policy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wade C. Mackey
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  1. 1.Southeastern Community CollegeWest BurlingtonUSA

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